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LOOKING FOR A PORTABLE MEDIA/MP3 PLAYER WITH THE BEST EQUALIZER

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 

Hey,

 

New to the forum. Sorry if its been asked already.

 

I have the Klipsch x10i earphones and my older model Creative Zen doesnt sound that great with them. When I use the EQ on my computer the x10i sounds like a live performance.

 

Can anybody recommend a portable media player with an excellent EQ that brings the best out of the x10i?

 

Also, just to kicks, do any of these players have buttons along with a touch screen?

 

I wanted to Cowon J3 after the rave reviews but i cant find it anywhere.

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 21

What sort of budget are you looking at?

 

My cheap HP laptop - HP 4410s has better SQ than either my GS3 or my Sansa Clip Zip. A couple of DAP's come with touch screens. I would recommend the Fiio X3 since its rated well here and can be used as an independent DAC with its new s/w upgrade but it doesn't have a touch screen.

post #3 of 21
Thread Starter 

Looking at the Fiio X3 now...thanks

 

I didnt want to go over $300.00

 

It will be used for music mostly and not videos/pics/online etc.

 

I know everything is touch screen these days but I would prefer buttons along with it.

post #4 of 21

You can get X3 from mp4nation bundled with Brainwavz R3 for $200 with free shipping until probably next week. I think the R3 alone are worth about $129.

post #5 of 21
Thread Starter 

Any other mp3/media players with great EQs?

post #6 of 21
I use a Samsung Galaxy 5 with the poweramp app.

The x1 is superior in SQ though, but the GP5 is basically a smart phone without the phone part.
post #7 of 21
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

I use a Samsung Galaxy 5 with the poweramp app.

The x1 is superior in SQ though, but the GP5 is basically a smart phone without the phone part.


what is a x1?

post #8 of 21
post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by IChangedMyMind View Post
 

Any other mp3/media players with great EQs?

Check out Rockbox, it's a firmware that can be added to mp3 players and adds features for adjusting audio.

You can get a Sandisk Sansa Clip Zip or Fuse+ and install the Rockbox.

http://www.rockbox.org/

post #10 of 21

PurpleAngel,

 

How do I know that rockbox is installed on the clip zip? The menu looks the same and I can't find any additional functions. The Rockbox utility stated Installation complete.

 

 

Thanks.

 

EDIT: Managed to install already, I didn't change the drive mount to Sansa.


Edited by zamorin - 12/14/13 at 12:49am
post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by zamorin View Post
 

PurpleAngel,

 

How do I know that Rockbox is installed on the clip zip? The menu looks the same and I can't find any additional functions. The Rockbox utility stated Installation complete.

 

 

Thanks.

 

EDIT: Managed to install already, I didn't change the drive mount to Sansa.

Could not tell you, I never installed Rockbox on my Clip Zip

I switched over from my Clip Zip to a Sony E series..

 

But it sounds like the Rockbox did not install.

post #12 of 21

I rockboxed it already, Improved, more warm SQ now.

post #13 of 21
Thread Starter 

Bump

post #14 of 21

Well if it wasn't discontinued I'd say Cowon J3.

I guess Sansa clip is your best cheap option. Rockbox can also increase the customization.

post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by IChangedMyMind View Post


what is a x1?
meant x3
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